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  • Happy New Year! Dates for Millinery classes added.

    I have just added new dates to my teaching diary January/March/April/May
    Learn the art of hat making with Yorkshire Milliner Justine Bradley-Hill.

    Justine has over 20 years design experience and ten years millinery practise; a highly qualified teacher offering group millinery workshops and bespoke one-one tuition. Justine has also devised and led projects and workshops with Leeds City Art gallery, Lotherton Hall, Bolton Archive and Museum, The Mercier Gallery Harrogate, The Discovery Centre Leeds and The Yorkshire Sculpture Park. Some of the many techniques I teach:
    •Tooled silk flower making
    •Blocking and Working with Leather
    •Leather Flower making
    •Hand blocked felt from design to completion
    •Hand blocked sinamay from design to completion
    •Hand blocked straw from design to completion
    •Fabric covered hats and headpieces
    •Working with Jinsin
    •Feathers, trims and traditional millinery stitches
    •Dying Techniques

    Classes run from 9.30 am- 4pm. Classes are taught to a maximum of 3 students in order to give individual attention. Bespoke one-one private tuition is £150 plus materials. Dates don’t suit email me to arrange another time.

    Millinery Workshops

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    Block a leather Button

    • Tuesday 10th March 2015
    • Tuesday 14th April 2015

    Learn how to block a leather covered button. £150 pp materials included. Why not combine with leather flower making to make a finished headpiece. Maximum of two students. 2 day leather flower and base £250 pp (materials included)

    Jinsin Workshop

    • Monday 2nd March 2015

    During this one day workshop we will explore this beautiful fabric and learn to prepare the Jinsin, create trims, block, stiffen and manipulate. £150 pp (materials included).

    Leather Flower Making Workshop

    • Monday 9th March 2015
    • Monday 13th April 2015

    Using the finest soft leather learn the art of leather flower making using heated flower making tools. Cost is inclusive of materials. £150 pp (materials included). Why not combine with leather flower making to make a finished headpiece. Maximum of two students. 2 day leather flower and base £250 pp (materials included).

    Beginners/Improvers Millinery

    • Monday 26th January 2015
    • Monday 27th April 2015

    This is the perfect course if you have always wanted to make your own headpiece.  Students will learn how to block (create a base shape), stiffen, wire and trim a simple button shape. £100 pp materials included. If you have attended a previous millinery class this could be an opportunity to advance your skills and learn a new technique. £100 plus materials.

    Tooled Silk Flower Making

    • Monday 23rd March 2015
    • Monday 11th May 2015

    In this one day workshop students will be introduced to the traditional method of couture flower making using egg irons and flower makings tools. From less than a meter of silk you will create a fantastic cabbage rose and leaves. Students will be shown how to create their own flower patterns and work with different fabrics to create stunning millinery flowers. £100 pp (materials included)


    If you would like to book onto one of our Millinery Workshops you can secure your place easily by booking online below. All of our payments are processed securely by PayPal. If you would rather speak to us first you can call us 07962177733 or email us at for booking.